Mama's Family is one of my all time favorite sitcoms! In today's episode, the city of Raytown wants to convert Mama's block into a Municipal Collection Facility (ie, Garbage Dump!) thru eminent domain. Each neighbor gets a $30,000 buy out! But Mama won't have it. How does she fight back?! (It involves a brothel)
Lots of real estate hilarity below!
Today I had 2 closings and also wrote an offer. All in a day's work but I was smiling ear to ear the whole day. I realized my clients are as wacky as me. We have so much fun! Reminds of me an article I wrote for AGbeat, Hilarious Real Estate Tales You Just Can't Make up, where I recount some real life humorous stories with my clients! You've got to read it to believe it! Enjoy it here.
What has been your most hilarious real estate experience?
Kids never cease to amaze me! Check out this insightful little girl who rants and rails against how toy marketers are sexist! Girlfriend breaks it down better than any Media/Business/Women's Studies professor I ever had!
You know, children are more sensitive to design & color than we give them credit for. For all you new parents out there, better think twice before genderizing your new baby's room with pink or blue....you'll never hear the end of it, if they are anything like Riley (you should be so lucky!) Stick with yellow.
My NYC friend Rebecca just snapped this hilarious pic for me. I just can't stop giggling!
What do you guys think of agents who do this? Egomaniacs? Or savvy marketers?
Look, we realize real esate agents are stressing for business but ummmm, dang, has it really come to this? This is a true bonafide listing for sale on the MLS.
Buyer: I'm calling about Carol Ave. Tell me about it
Agent: It has some water intrusion.
Buyer: That's OK. What about the neighborhood?
Agent: It's changing. It's very fluid.
Agent: Let me put it this way. Do you like the Little Mermaid?
Ellen cracks up the audience with these real estate ad blunders. The last one is a doozie! I'm surprised they printed the actual word. (This is day time TV, right?). It makes it all the more funny because Ellen is the most famous lesbian in the world & clearly everyone is in on the joke that she has no interest whatsoever in huge d*cks!
I hope she does more of these segments! Do you have a hilarious real estate ad copy story? LMK!
I've definitely come across some distressed sellers who weren't too far from this cartoon!
Got any other funny real estate cartoons? Please share. It's a tough business. We need a little humor.
Welcome to another episode of CREW (Celebrity Real Estate Wrap UP), brought to you exclusively by Habitat For Hermanity! In this segment, find out which Grateful Dead member's ex-house is up for sale & just how much space pint sized Prince needs in a home. But first, is it true Sheryl Crow is trying to sell her house....Ebay style?! Watch and see!
NOTE: This is the only video that will ever exist of Hermanity singing. You've been forewarned
dot429 & Saks Fifth Avenue have launched workOPEN, a new campaign designed to celebrate members of the LGBTQ community who are out & proud at work. I'm happy to lend my face & my signature dose of Hermanity to this cause. I'm all about being true to yourself, not just in personal life but in professional life as well. For us working gals, our careers define us. So come out come out where ever you...work!
Best Medicine: Lighten up! Finding humor in your work can help build stronger business relationships. by Herman
I'm overwhelmed by the fabulous feedback from people across the country about my little rant! I actually wrote this last spring but Wendy Cole, (Senior Editor for Realtor Magazine) told me at the National Association of Realtors Conference in New Orleans that they were saving this piece to be published in Jan 2011 in order to kick off the year with a bang. I hope it was worth the wait. I've enjoyed reading all your emails, tweets and facebook notes to me! Thank you all so very much!
(Realtor Magazine has a print circulation of 1.1 million readers, with pass-along readership of 1.98 million. The article was also published on-line for realtormag.com which has 762,000 views per month.)
Hermanity Fans, please indulge me in this romp down memory lane. It is not related to real estate but it is equally important. This episode is for Dan Savage's ItGetsBetterProject that battles bullying.
Wasn’t it Bill Cosby who famously said: “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” I concur Bill!
Personally, humor, laughter, satire & glamour are my weapons of choice. And in the spirit of humor, laughter, satire & glamour, here is an fitting quote from Oscar Wilde: “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.”
For all the kids (and adults) out there who get stepped on, take solace that even I, Herman, the glittering real estate personality, was a total outcast. And you know what.... I still am! Your 'otherness' will catapult you to the stars...but only if you embrace it! It is a gift. Tap into it!
Does your realtor get business by having people sit on their face?
You know you've hit the big time when people send you mail filled with hater-ation!
In this down market, has your realtor had to take on a 2nd job to stay afloat?
For listings, what you don't reveal is just as important as what you do reveal!
Have you ever withheld info from your clients? I have...but it's not what you think! Watch & see!
Stay safe with these tips! There are lots of freaks out there! Beware!
Abbreviations in Real Estate Ads can be so confusing! Here's an example
What's the difference between House Hunting & Husband Hunting? Not much!
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